Sunflowers blossom like stars, their fluid beauty painted by hand on the reverse side of glass panes. The gilded motifs embellish a stately mirror frame. Fusing European design with traditional Andean elements, Edmundo Contreras creates a beautiful design that links both worlds.
About the Artist: Peru‘s Edmundo Contreras says, ‘I inherited my interest in art from my mother, a weaver. As an adolescent, I enjoyed painting and liked to create cartoons as a form of social protest (when terrorists threatened our land). Now I specialize in painted glass and crackled finishes, in a technique that is both traditional and modern. My themes range from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and ethnic, to the beauty and culture of the Andean world and its wildlife.‘
The Edmundo Contreras Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Edmundo Contreras in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.